The EU Strategy on the Rights of the Child and its importance for early childhood development

This document features our analysis of EU Child Rights Strategy with an Early Childhood Development angle.

The EU Strategy on the Rights of the Child, published on 24 March 2021, represents a milestone for the protection and promotion of children’s rights across the EU and beyond. It is the first EU document of its kind and is a comprehensive and ambitious Strategy that delivers on the promise to create an instrument that promotes, protects, and champions the human rights of 90 million children living in the EU, 20% of its population.

The Strategy includes several elements that could make a real, positive difference in the lives of young children, especially those who are most vulnerable and disadvantaged but there is still a need for a stronger focus on early childhood development.

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